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Bartender Spirits Awards

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Joanna Carpenter

Hospitality Consultant. Bartender. Educator.

Joanna Carpenter (She/Her) is a mixologist, consultant, and educator based in New York City. Over the course of 17 years in the industry, she has worked on all sides of the bar, developed programming with globally recognized venues and brands, and spoken about race and gender equity at Tales of the Cocktail, Bar Convent Brooklyn, Healthy Pour, and others. She is the co-founder of grassroots language organization 86 the Barrier, and her work and advocacy has been featured in SevenFiftyDaily, NPR, and The New York Times, among others.

Meet our Judges

Elliott Ernst

Country's Top 100 World Class Bartenders and Mixologist, Rockford

Jared Givens

Director of Restaurants, Bars, and Events at The Thompson, Hyatt Hotels, Dallas

Damian Langarica

TOP 100 World Class 2023, TOP 50 World Class 2022, Bartender at Next of Kin, Philadelphia

Timothy King

President, Bar Consultant at Prohibition Bar Group, Cincinnati

Valerie Cao

Director of Operations & Beverage Director, Le Colonial, Chicago